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ˈʃɪv əl rəschival·rous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chivalrous, gallant, knightlyadjective

    being attentive to women like an ideal knight

Wiktionary

  1. chivalrousadjective

    honourable, especially to women.

    Etymology: From from the chevalerous; see chivalry

  2. chivalrousadjective

    involving chivalry

    Etymology: From from the chevalerous; see chivalry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chivalrousadjective

    pertaining to chivalry or knight-errantry; warlike; heroic; gallant; high-spirited; high-minded; magnanimous

    Etymology: [OF. chevalerus, chevalereus, fr. chevalier. See Chivalry.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chivalrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chivalrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chivalrous in a Sentence

  1. Demosthenes:

    You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.

  2. Charles Sumner:

    The senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, i mean the harlot Slavery.

  3. Ezra Pound:

    As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.

  4. Wyndham Lewis:

    Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.

  5. Sunny Hostin:

    There was something chivalrous about Joe Biden saying, you know, if Joe Biden said that and we were in high school I ’d take Joe Biden out back and I ’d kick Joe Biden butt, i thought, Joy Behar know, there’s something about that. Because Joe Biden was also speaking at an event where Joe Biden was encouraging men to stick up for women, not be just bystanders. So I don’t know.

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